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Dr. Hans Wiprächtiger, Attorney at Law, former federal judge

Attorney at Law, Dr. iur. h.c., born 1943, admitted to bar and licensed as notary, Lucerne 1970, federal judge 1989-2011


Areas of specialization

  • Criminal law and criminal procedural law

  • Traffic law

  • Civil law

  • Employment law

  • Family law

  • Educational law


Dr. iur. h.c., University of Fribourg (2004)
lic. iur., University of Zurich (1967)


German, English, French

Other positions

Researcher, Department of Justice, Lucerne (1970-1973)

Member of Cantonal Parliament, Lucerne (1975-1981, 1979-1981 parliamentary group president)

Clerk of Cantonal Supreme Court, Lucerne (1975-1978)

District Judge, Lucerne (1975-1978)

Appellate Judge, Lucerne (1981-1990)

Federal military cassation judge (1978-1991)

President of the Federal Office for Conciliation in Labor Disputes (1980-1990)

Member of the Criminal Statistics Expert Commission (1995-2008, President from 1998-2008)

Board member of Criminology Working Group (1992-2008, President 1996-2003)

Board member of Swiss Judges’ Association (2000-2004)